Light Bubbles

Central Saint Martins, London
18/06/19

In collaboration with
University of Leicester x Swarovski

“I was researching the idea of luxury which comes from the latin word for ‘Light’. The idea is that the jewels we wear are little traps of light.”- Jordan Soderberg Mills

Light Bubbles stemmed from the idea of trapping light for wellness. Visualisation relaxation is an effective way to relax mind and body. It is same as looking at the ocean waves or the flames of fire.While researching different ways of how light can be trapped, I came across Crookes Radiometer.

Crookes Radiometer is an air tight glass bulb containing a partial vacuum with a set of vanes which are mounted on a spindle inside. The vanes rotate when exposed to light ( without any external power-source) providing a quantitative radiation intensity.
 
Watching the vanes of the radiometer spin have a meditative quality that has never been explored before. With Gayle Price from The University of Leicester, I have recreate the radiometer to make it look more aesthetically pleasing so it creates a calming and peaceful effect for the observer.

Glass Radiometers
Credits: Gayle Price


London, United Kingdom